posted on February 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

seattle hot spots

how do i do it what do i do

i pick up a bass

i sing the words

i move to a sound

my fingers know where to go

my heart knows when to beat

the words fill my head

the band play on around me

we finish one song we start another

i take off my bass and i wander round singing

my words of woof and warp in fabric of life

i met greg dulli and we got on very well

what a nice geezer he is

i got the new twilight singers record and its very very good

i do sell outs in san fran and seattle 2 nights

chicago looking like a possibility

oh yes we are back better than ever

why is that why arent we getting hokier n hokier…?

i guess like an old fashioned team of craftsmen we are committed to quality

i know you people need some challenges and leeway and here it is

untitled 23 and for more mystery p=a

and at the end let off some steam with starfish its that easy

tonite 2nd nite triple door

gonna make sure to rock extra hard i suppose

its going very well so far

the audiences are dream audiences

its good

thank you

it was my pleasure


40 Responses to “on with the show”

  1. avatar
    Cecilia | 9 February 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Y’all wouldn’t allow the hokiness to creep in and hell, we wouldn’t allow it in either.

    the audiences are dream audiences
    its good
    thank you
    it was my pleasure

    el pรบblico son un sueรฑo
    es bueno
    el placer fue mio

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    jaime r.. | 9 February 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Its a bit frigid in Chicago.. but its a rumble in our hearts to see you guys.. Lots of people coming out to bear witness.. Im also flying out to NY for the Highline! Do drive safe gents.. see yu guys soon.. Im so enthused that this is happening!!

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    Kraig | 9 February 2011 at 10:03 am #

    Man Steve,

    CANNOT WAIT TILL THE CHICAGO SHOW, my younger brother Kris and I are driving all the way up from Saint Louis(5hr drive, which I’ve done 2 3 times before, plus Kansas City)…gonna meet our older brother Kevin to see you guys in Chicago! Driving up 10am Friday morning, blah blah blah. So…it’s gonna be a brother’s night out! This time maybe I can get some pictures with you guys eh?

    rOck oN!


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    Ellen | 9 February 2011 at 10:08 am #

    And it was a dream to see The Church in Los Angeles! What an evening of MUSIC galore. Looks like you had a sellout crowd there, too, and a very friendly, respectful crowd, I might add.

    Anyway, I’ve said it before, but I truly appreciate you fellas traveling all this way and playing those three awesome albums for us. I’m thrilled to hear the tour is going so well. Brings a big smile to my face, because no other band deserves unbridled admiration than The Church!

    Thank you, Steve!

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    Steven Krut | 9 February 2011 at 10:15 am #

    It’s great that the tour is going so well. I’m happy for you and the guys. Oh, and on top of it all, White Magic is sensational!

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    princey | 9 February 2011 at 10:26 am #

    Great to hear sk!

    I’m so thankful to the people who’ve video taped the shows and put them on Youtube and Facebook, I’ve watched the clips every night so far, and feel kinda connected to the tour, even if I am on the other side of the world! The band sound SO good sk (and look SO good too), you should be proud of yourselves ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep on rockin’ and love always,

  7. avatar
    Brad | 9 February 2011 at 10:29 am #

    Can’t make it to Chicago and you’re not coming to Detroit…have a great tour!

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    Jason (jmb066) | 9 February 2011 at 10:32 am #


    Dulli is one of our finest over here in the USA. I know he is a fan and we have discussed you and The Church in my one meeting with him. I saw him last at The Magic Stick (Nov/Detroit), as a three piece acoustic show. Good show, class act and very passionate performer. We talked about your 30th acoustic show and my preference of the Magic Bag instead of the Magic Stick. Anyway the rave reviews keep coming in, the interviews are being promoted on face book and The Church site. Look forward to the show Friday, hope to see you after the show. If you are too tired we would understand. Reserved a booth (Thanks Darrin)my wife is vertically challenged so we will not be able to get close to the front ala Magic Bag.

    See you soon/travel safe,


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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 10 February 2011 at 7:01 am #

      Your Welcome Jason !!!! Lets plan on finding each other the night of the show. Run an idea in my direction and I will do the same for you.

      Darrin K.

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    . | 9 February 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Have a great show! U rock therefore U R.

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    Patrick | 9 February 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Chicago will sell out for sure

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    . | 9 February 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Have you ever done a bass solo during a live show, past or present?

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    Brien Comerford | 9 February 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Steve and the Church will continue to get better and more popular with age. Closing the show with Starfish was a brilliant idea. Diehard Church fans prefer P=A and Untitled# 23 but the masses love Starfish and for a change the masses are right for loving it so much !

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    Lara | 9 February 2011 at 11:02 am #

    So glad to hear you are enjoying, despite the hardships of touring. The KEXP show was like a little gem of an encore, so thanks for that. I do hope that you are FLYING in and out of Chicago.

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    Freddie | 9 February 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I don’t know but please keep on doing it!
    It’s all good stuff, good stuff ♥

    Sold out shows!!
    Awesomeness :^)

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    mark griffith | 9 February 2011 at 11:45 am #

    very happy it’s going well for you guys so far! hope it continues.
    take care.

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    GbFP | 9 February 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    I’ve seen a million Church shows over the years. From the Heyday tour with Echo & the Bunnymen, to a extra show between shows at Whitman college in Walla Walla, WA during the Starfish tour. (Ploog sure loved the weed backstage.) Countless other gems along the way. But the Triple Door show on Monday night was extra special. I don’t know what the hell it was, but you guys were spot on. Even when MWP was shocked by the mic and had to sit out half a song, he still came back in and joined the song perfectly … AMAZING. Thank you SK, for a great night. See you next time you are back in the city of Seattle ……….

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    plumlady | 9 February 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Oh I wish you were coming to Minneapolis….I had to go to YouTube to watch Reptile recorded at The Guthrie Theatre just to get my fix. The green eyeshadow is quite becoming; I bet you don’t wear that anymore. Glad to hear the shows are going so great…..of course you guys are great…no surprise. Better buy some long underwear before Chicago!

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      Lisa | 10 February 2011 at 1:58 pm #

      Plumblady – I, too, wished for a stop in Minneapolis…but it was not to be ๐Ÿ™ I will chime in with the rest of the midwest – It’s frickin’ freezing here, not kidding, seriously cold and tons of snow! Careful manuevering your way across our vast and varied country. Continued success on the remainder of the tour guys!

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    brian ison | 9 February 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Great to hear the shows are getting the turn out Steve. Very excited to see these albums performed live.what a gift.
    Cheers, Brian

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    Jonny Hollywood | 9 February 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    so this new album that is supposed to be coming out sometime, is it going to be Untitled #24???(lol)

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    hellbound heart | 9 February 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    it’s like being a teacher, i suppose…..step in front of an audience and it’s like surfing…..most of the time you ride the wave, sometimes you get dumped…….
    love always…….

  21. avatar
    andy | 9 February 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    i love it whwen things go well for you guys!

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    andy | 9 February 2011 at 5:43 pm #


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    Richard | 9 February 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    was listening to Afghan Whigs’ 1965 as I drove to work this morning
    ‘Crazy’ is such a good song
    just love it when those screaming guitars cut in toward the end

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    Wilfred Paradise | 9 February 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    bring it all to Greenville, including the electric instruments. Just charge an extra 10 at the door. Bring the vans East. And enjoy the ride and the stop-offs. wilfred

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    MICHAEL J FRIM | 9 February 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Glad to hear that you are enjoying it. Looking forward to Chicago. I have been lucky to see you in my own state for years now. This time I will be making the long trip and for me to leave the state you guys must be on to something special as usual. May you have many, many more years of greatness.

    MJ FRIM GR Mich

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    Narelle | 10 February 2011 at 12:13 am #

    Hello Steve
    The tour so far…all good news to date which must be a relief. Had a quick listen to your recommendation…always looking for something ‘new’. I noticed the Twilight Singers do a cover version of the 70s Blue Oyster Cult (Don’t Fear) The Reaper…so they must be good!!!
    Also, if the reviews are correct, a 3 hour concert must be a world record, given that most bands do 90 minutes, including the ridiculous encore ‘carry-on’, (except for Toto who played for 2 and a half hours the last time they were in Australia).
    take care and enjoy the rest of the tour

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    Bill | 10 February 2011 at 12:43 am #

    Can we look forward to a future Kilbey/Dulli release? ๐Ÿ™‚

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 10 February 2011 at 2:02 am #

    Man its cold here…the only thing that can warm up this frigid city and its patrons is ‘The Church’. See you in a couple of days. I have a hospital test the morning of Friday. I hope it goes well and I recover so I can get some rest before the show.

    Darrin K.

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    sf-fan | 10 February 2011 at 3:20 am #

    SF was my fourth show (first was in 2006 at GAMH). Every new show is a great gift to which I look forward to and look back fondly. I sat in the back with a woman from Adelaide who was writing a piece on it. She took notes after every song. I helped her with some background information, and hopefully with my enthusiasm.

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    stealth blue | 10 February 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Hi Steve,

    REALLY looking forward to Friday Night!! You guys are gonna rock the place. So glad the tour is goimg well!! That’s great news!

    Yes, it is frigid here in Chicago, and possibly the rest of the tour I imagine. So, I hope you guys all have thermal underwear, and plenty of layers! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sending you lots of “posi-vibes” for the road…rest well, drive safely and be surrounded with white light. We need our guys to come through and brighten this dreary winterized place. It does wear on one’s soul. So, personally, I know I am feeling very grateful that you all are coming through our fine, cold-ass city!! I’m sure the rest of us will agree.

    Let us know if you guys need anything. Seriously…

    Take care, and we’ll see you SOON!!

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    cazziem | 10 February 2011 at 6:49 am #

    “how do i do it what do i do”

    Is it a gift? Is it a curse? Who really knows, but what we do know out here, and you sometimes fail to see, is that it’s most definitely a talent that brings happiness to many, many people.

    Good to know things are going well, but I love to see them go just as well in the UK (hint! hint!) xx

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    phersh2 | 10 February 2011 at 9:05 am #

    As a Virginia Tech alum, the hokier you are, the better -:).
    Can’t wait to see in Alexandria, VA Sunday!

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    Brien Comerford | 10 February 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Timeout Chicago’s most astute and respected music critic Joshua Klein wrote an article regarding The Church being the top Live Show to see this upcoming week. He lauds The Church for being creatively engaged throughout their 30 year career. He also mentions their abundance of atmospheric album cuts. In other words he’s not the typical paltry and unenlightened music critic. It’s in the February 10-16 Timeout Chicago edition.

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      stealth blue | 11 February 2011 at 6:59 am #

      Awesome!! Some “critics” ARE actually worthy of being read! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Donna | 10 February 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    All this – the post, the reviews, the concerts – are extremely satisying for Church fans! Amazing!! So happy for you!

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    eekie | 10 February 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    It’s all going so well this time because you skipped Portland. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    lloyd | 11 February 2011 at 7:05 am #

    haha eekie!
    great hangin’ with ya Killa! this is already a legendary tour! it will be highly spoken of in the years to come. trust me.

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    Mike | 27 February 2011 at 3:48 am #

    Our band has been inspired by your music since the beginning. (We do a pretty decent version of Hotel Womb) We all went to the Seattle show that Tuesday. Enjoyed every minute of it! The juxtaposition of those three albums was brilliant, and I want to compliment the soundman for the mix that night. We sat next to the board. Hope to see/hear you again soon!

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